seeing on the senate and how it worked and how dysfunctional it was first hand, i can tell you that the main source of concern i would have is not with john boehner who i think can make a deal, though he has problems with certain wings of his sanction, but it's more so with mitch mcconnell and his unwillingness up torre electifon to make a deal. the republicans hold firm with this nonsense we have revenue through growth, et cetera, et cetera, that's not conducive to a deal. >> sam, let me bring you in again. you have the article in "the new york times," the headline was obama needs to reach out more. how do you counterbalance that with grover norquist saying this was right before the election on november 1st he gave an interview saying republicans will impose allowing any tax cuts to expire or not restored after january 1st? >> i think that's silly. i mean, again, like i said at the beginning, obama doesn't have to do anything.